ERIC Number: ED046300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers for Spanish-Speaking Children on the Mainland.
Guerra, Emilio L.
An increase in the number of bilingual schools has lead to a greater need for properly qualified and adequately trained teachers of school children of Hispanic heritage from non-English speaking homes. Characteristics of a good bilingual program are explored in this paper with occasional reference to writings of Andersson and Boyer, Fishman, and Mackey. The Dade County (Florida) program is cited for the progress it has achieved in bilingual education during the last decade. Implications for teacher training focus on: (1) language and linguistics, (2) curriculum and methods, (3) intercultural understanding, (4) evaluation and research, and (5) special program needs. (RL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Multilingualism, Non English Speaking, Second Languages, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
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Note: Address delivered at the Conference on the Education of Puerto Rican Children on the Mainland, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 18-21, 1970